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How good data hygiene keeps journalists’ data secure

April 11, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

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Have you ever thought about how your metadata can put you at risk? Do you encrypt your material? Are you aware of the difference between deleting and erasing information? Are you able to remotely wipe your devices?

If the answer is no to any of these questions and you are a working journalist (to be), you might consider attending this panel on the Loyola Water Tower Campus this April.

Find out how poor data hygiene can jeopardize anonymous sources, reveal sensitive information, tip off law enforcement or competitors, cause data breaches, violate journalism ethics or expose news organizations to legal liability. And learn some basic steps journalists can take to improve their data practices.

Panelists include Dr. Jonathan Peters, a law professor at University of Georgia and press freedom correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review, Joe Germuska, “Chief Nerd” at the Knight lab at Medill, and Elliott Ramos, Digital Editor at WBEZ.

When: April 11, 2019, 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Loyola University Chicago’s Corboy Law Center, Room L14
25 East Pearson, Chicago, IL

To reserve a seat, email Bastiaan Vanacker at bvanacker@luc.edu and put “Data Hygiene” in the subject line.

This event is organized by  the Center for Digital Ethics an Policy, The Chicago Headline Club and the SPJ Student Chapter of Loyola University Chicago.


April 11, 2019
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chicago Headline Club


Loyola University Water Tower Campus
25 East Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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